Hiroki Ono took his time learning the characteristics of the circuit before posting a time of 1:54.611s on his 14th lap out. Hikari Okubo was second fastest with 1:54.860s relegating Indonesian rider Denny Triyugo to third overall position with a time of 1:55.614s. Apiwat Wongthananon was also a strong performer with the fourth fastest time of 1:55.744 followed by Malaysian S. Sasitharen who clocked 1:55.873s.
"The track was a bit bumpy and slippery but I do like the corners. It took me a while to log the fastest lap as I was taking my time learning the circuit before going on a full charge. However, this is no time to relax. I have no doubt that laptimes will drop drastically during the qualifying, so I must be prepared to do even better," said Ono.
Australian rider Joshua Hook Frederick ended the day as the sixth fastest rider with a time of 1:56.193s. Iswandi Muis was seventh fastest with 1:57.250s, Malaysian rider Md Fitri Ashraf Razali was eight fastest with 1:57.468s, ninth fastest was Thai rider Kanatat Jaiman with 1:57.638s while Taiwanese rider Lin Yu-Jhih struggled to make it into the top-10 with a time of 2:00.855s.